racism

Jasper, Texas and race in America

June 10, 2008 - It's been 10 years since three white men in Jasper, Texas beat 49-year-old James Byrd, chained him by the ankles to the bumper of a Ford pickup, then pulled him three miles down a country road because he was black.

William F. Buckley's peculiar South

February 28, 2008 - Conservative icon William F. Buckley was found dead today in his Connecticut study at the age of 82. The magazine he founded is in mourning, with tributes on the National Review's Web site from political heavyweights like Sen. John McCain, who deems Buckley a "Great American."

How Old is the "Old South?"

September 14, 2005 - Last Monday, Condoleeza Rice commented that what happened in the Gulf shows that race and poverty can still come together "in a very ugly way" in parts of the "Old South." But if it's still happening, is it really the "Old South?" Consider this

Cross Burnings in Durham

May 26, 2005 - Sometimes, despite everything you think you know about progress, human decency, the New South, and all that, the history we so often want to forget slouches rudely into the open. Last night, for the first time in recent memory, the Institute's hometown, Durham, North Carolina, was the site of three cross-burnings.

Nope, No Racism Here...

May 12, 2005 - A few weeks back (April 19), the Greensboro City Council passed a resolution opposing the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission, set up to look into the infamous 1979 "

Ghosts of Mississippi

May 5, 2005 - The FBI is exhuming Emmett Till's body as part of a reopened 50-year-old murder case, evidently to prove both that the body is really his and to establish how he died. From the Clarion-Ledger: